PuTTY is a free and open source terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols and as a serial console client. The name "PuTTY" has no definitive meaning, though 'tty' is the name for a terminal in the Unix tradition, usually held ...

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How to configure PuTTY so that Home/End/PgUp/PgDn work properly in bash?

The keys Home, End, PageUp, PageDown all type a ~ in my bash session instead of moving the cursor / view around. Why does this happen and which settings do I need to change? GNU bash, version ...
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Is there a way to “auto login” in PuTTY with a password?

Is there a way to configure a password for a stored session in PuTTY? I know there is the capability to specify an "auto-login username" (under Connection/Data), but is there a way to do the same ...
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PuTTY - Automatic Reconnect After Internet Interruption?

After a small hiccup in internet connection, any open PuTTY windows throw up a message box saying there was a connection error. Is there a way to automate retry attempts? Or better yet, tell it to ...
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How to convert .ppk key to OpenSSH key under Linux?

I know that is possible to convert .ppk under puttygen in Windows, but how to do that on Linux? Is this possible ?
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Set PuTTY's appearance in Windows

Is it possible to configure PuTTY to have me some nice colour scheme like vim's desert? I'm an PuTTY user under Windows and my login shell is tcsh. The current PuTTY theme setting is a very boring ...
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How to change user in winSCP?

I'm using winSCP to access Unix computers. How can I change user after I have logged into a Unix server using winSCP? E.g. I have personal account in unix computer A. I can log into this comp using ...
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Where does Putty store known_hosts information on Windows?

How do I tell if Putty already knows about and has cached credentials for specific ssh servers?
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Store passwords in putty

How can I store my connection passwords in putty?
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Select all in vim through PuTTY

I'm PuTTYing into a Linux machine from a Windows computer. I'm opening up a large log file in vim and am having enormous difficulty trying to figure out how to select all the text and copy it into a ...
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PuTTY or xterm for Mac?

I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5. I am new to this development environment, and previously worked on Windows. Are there similar tools on Mac like PuTTY or xterm used on Linux/Windows ...
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If I typo my username when ssh-ing, is there a way to go back and change it?

When ssh-ing using putty, I sometimes mistype my username, and hit Enter before I realise my mistake. Once prompted for a password, is there a way to go back and re-enter my username rather than ...
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Vim Stuck In Insert Mode

I've been using Vim for several months now via my web host (they allow putty access). All of a sudden, the escape key has become unresponsive. I cannot exist insert or any other mode by simply hitting ...
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Can't connect with putty to a Linux server

I can't connect with Putty to a Linux box. In the putty log I only get 3 lines and the last line is "Server unexpectedly closed network connection". FTP and ping to the Linux box works. Putty is ...
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Delete Files based on year from SSH

I'm in a putty session and would like to delete files from a directory which were created in the year 2009. Please could you give me the exact command?
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How can I get Linux to interpret keyboard charaters properly?

I access a linux server shell via putty, but many of the keys I use do not translate across, up, down, left and right all are seen as ^[[A, ^[[B, ^[[D and ^[[C; But so is C-up, C-down, C-left and ...
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How can I get Linux to interpret keyboard characters properly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure PuTTY so that Home/End/PgUp/PgDn work properly in bash? I access a linux server shell via putty, but many of the keys I use do not translate across, up, ...
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Making 256-color AND Line drawing characters both work in PuTTY

I'm having trouble setting up PuTTY with Ubuntu. I'm trying to get line characters to work in aptitude as well as 256-color support, but can only get one or the other. Ubuntu Config Using 64-bit ...
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Putty SSH: CTRL+Cursor keys don't work skip to previous/next word

When I am connected to my local Ubuntu dev server with putty (from my Windows 7 box) via SSH, the following key combinations don't work to move the cursor forward and backward on word boundaries: ...
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Can't resize vim splits inside tmux

Everything working fine outside tmux. But in tmux I can't resize vim splits with mouse. I have set mouse=a in .vimrc enabled. is there's any solution for this? .tmux.conf: $ cat ~/.tmux.conf ...
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Alternative to PuTTY Connection Manager? [closed]

Development of the free application Putty Connection Manager that can display more than one Putty sessions stopped in 2009, and it sometimes triggers this error when I double-click on any host in the ...
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PuTTY how to select text and copy text using keyboard ONLY

Is there any way of selecting a text with keyboard the way I do it normally using Shift+arrows.
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Putty Network Error: Software caused connection abort

I have a strange problem: when I'm using putty ssh connecting to a linux server hosted in vmware on my local Windows-7, I often get the error saying "Network Error: Software caused connection abort" ...
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How do I full-screen my CMD? [duplicate]

I work a LOT in the windows command line. Unlike other windows, it doesn't maximize - it just goes a big as it can depending on the buffer size. Is there any way I can get the CMD to act like the ...
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Tunneling FTP connection from home where server only accepts local IPs

I need to access an FTP server at work but the server will only accept local IPs. I cannot access it from my home machine. I have been able to ssh into my Unix work machine through PuTTY and from ...
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putty 0.61 : why do I see “Access Denied” message after I enter my login id?

I use putty to login to my RHEL 5.3 server. I'm prompted to enter my login as "login as " and I enter my login Id. as soon as I press ENTER, I see a "Access Denied" message following which I'm ...
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Weird insertion from Vim on mouse click

I'm using putty (on windows 7) to connect to shell and Vim as editor. I also have mouse=a option enabled in Vim, but I get some strange behavior (such as random insertions of characters and/or ...
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Why Windows 7 / PuTTY drop TCP connections even on very brief outages?

I have a small local network that piggybacks on a captive WiFi, and I use ssh on OS X with -oServerAliveInterval=240 and PuTTY 0.62 on Windows 7 Professional for establishing connections to my Linode, ...
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Help with PuTTY Terminal Settings - Unrecognized Characters

I am running PuTTY on Windows 7/64-bit laptop. I am connecting to an Ubuntu 9.10/64-bit system running OpenSSH_5.1p1 Debian-6ubuntu2. When I am running some command, the output contains unrecognized ...
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How to SSH an outside server from a computer which is behind a proxy firewall?

I access the Internet through an HTTP proxy firewall at college. And I need to login to a computer, via SSH, which is outside our network. I tried it as Linux command and on Windows using PuTTY. I ...
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Call putty/plink to start a remote SSH linux script with user input

Seemingly simple question, which yields slightly undesired results. Execute putty to start a script on a remote linux server which requires user input The remote script does a read -p "Please enter ...
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How do I get X11 Forwarding to work on Windows with PuTTY and Xming?

I've always wanted to get X11 Forwarding to work with PuTTY, and the X Window System I'm using is Xming. When I have Xming running and I establish a new connection to my server, I receive the ...
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How do I paste the Windows clipboard into my PuTTY session, using only the keyboard?

I would like to paste text the Windows clipboard into my PuTTY session using only the keyboard. I am running PuTTY 0.60 on Windows XP. Usage example: I just selected a bunch of nice text inside of my ...
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SSH works in putty but not terminal

When I try to ssh this in a terminal: ssh username@sub.domain.com I get the following error: Connection closed by 69.163.227.82 When I use putty, I am able to connect to the server. Why is this ...
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PuTTY: clear scrollback from commandline

When I connect to my server via PuTTY, I can clear the visible screen with the clear command. However, I can still scroll backwards in PuTTY's GUI to see the old stuff. I am aware of PuTTY's Clear ...
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Colored copy of PuTTY window

I need to copy colored text from PuTTY window without losing color information. Console is in UTF-8 mode. What is the best method? Any parsable output will do.
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PuTTY X11 proxy: wrong authorisation protocol attempted

I am trying to connect to an Ubuntu server to work on Qt-creator. Before everything goes wrong, I followed this tutorial. I downloaded putty and Xming and everything was working just fine. then, ...
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Putty: run a remote command after login & keep the shell running

What I'm trying to do: start a putty session from the command line, login to remote machine and cd to provided directory. putty.exe -agent -ssh some.host That will open a session & login with ...
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Is it possible to use putty as the UI for the Windows shell?

PuTTY is much better than cmd.exe. Can I use PuTTY to execute Windows commands?
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How to open the upper left context menu via keystroke (for PuTTY on Windows)

Does anybody know a keystroke to open the upper left context menu in Windows operating systems? I'm referring to the one listling: Restore Move Size Minimize Maximize Close In particular I want ...
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How can I set default location for new windows in Windows 7?

I use Windows 7, and prefer to have the Start menu and taskbar locked to the top of my screen. However, some windows open underneath the Windows Start bar, so the window minimise, maximise, and close ...
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Why don't ANSI symbols work in PuTTY/Debian?

The awesome application tree, which I installed in Debian with apt-get install tree, has the option of drawing its output using ANSI graphics. Its output looks like this now: . tqq node_modules x ...
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How to make git to work with pagent(putty) on Windows?

I'm using Windows x64 and I'm not able to make msysgit to work using pagent authentication. Here are some details: Putty is working without pagent without any problems. I have only one key loaded ...
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Jumplist support for putty for different session on the windows 7 taskbar

I was wondering if anyone has figured out how to do jumplist support for different putty sessions sessions on the windows 7 taskbar?
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Putty: how to supress security alerts?

How can I disable security alerts like "The server's host key is not cached in registry, bla-bla-bla", "host identity is changed, there is man-in-the middle", etc They are needless in cloud hosting ...
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How to copy a file using pscp through an intermediary gateway server hop

I have a linux jump box between me and a remote server. I have seen a few posts on how to do this with scp (e.g. here), but I am on a Windows box, so the situation is slightly different. I want to ...
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Putty title changes after login

I am connecting with putty to a stock Ubuntu machine hosted at EC2, and notice the following: When I connect, the title of the putty window appears at first as the hostname I enter (e.g. ...
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How to paste from clipboard into KiTTY SSH terminal window?

I use KiTTY (a PuTTY derivative) to access SSH servers from a Windows PC. But I can't find how to paste text from Windows clipboard into KiTTY SSH console (neither Ctrl+V, nor Ctrl+Shift+V seem to ...
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Using my putty ssh tunnel with my iPhone or PS3

I'm living in a student residence, which has a proxy blocking a high number of things. I have a (virtual) private server, running with ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with an openssh server. I have configured a ...
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Create SOCKS tunnels with PuTTY and nologin

I want to provide a SOCKS proxy with my SSH server but not enable shell access. I have created a user and changed its shell to /usr/bin/nologin, but this means when I SSH into it PuTTY immediately ...
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Can I set KiTTY default codepage to UTF-8 instead of ISO-8859-1?

I always use UTF-8, but KiTTY always resets to ISO-8859-1 for new sessions, so I have to configure this every time. Can this be altered?